Western media continue its campaign of lies against World Cup in Russia

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  1. MrFirst

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    How The Sun made up ‘scary Russian ultras’ captions & deceived Serbian photographer

    UK tabloids have been working hard to scare football fans from going to the World Cup, because every Russian is a brutal ultra out for blood. Now The Sun has hit a new low, blatantly taking a photographer’s work out of context.

    A headline in The Sun on Saturday thunders: “ULTRA VIOLENCE” in capital letters. The article itself is mostly a collection of photos, which it says “reveal life inside Moscow’s gritty underworld, where hardcore football fans and bare knuckle boxers rule the streets.” Some incredibly insightful captions cooked up by the tabloid are attached.

    Unluckily for The Sun, the person who took the photos decided not to stay silent and shared his disappointment with RT. He says the photos have been “clearly taken out of context.”

    The pictures were taken by Serbian-born photographer Vladimir Milivojevich, who goes by alias ‘Boogie.’ Many of the photos do, in fact, depict scenes of the city underground – as do most of Boogie’s projects, spanning from New York to Sao Paulo, and from Bangkok to Tokyo.

    “The fact is, the way I shoot, the way I see things – I usually capture some dark [images], I think even if I shoot flowers and poppies, it’s going to look dark,” Boogie told RT.

    But it’s Moscow that’s getting the Sun-treatment, of course, with its signature loose rendition of reality. The Sun article opens by claiming that the pictures were taken “ahead of Russia’s first World Cup this summer.” It doesn't say just how far ahead, but later helpfully provides a hyperlink to Boogie's album, which says “2015” at the top.

    That, plus the headline and the random sprinklings of the words “ultras” and “football,” are just about the only links provided to the supposedly scary Russian football mobs.

    The photo collection features pictures of elderly ex-cons, easily identifiable by the washed-out blue ink of their tattoos; some imposing Soviet architecture and monuments (which do look decidedly grim, in Boogie’s trademark style); some dilapidated housing; and some people working out in a makeshift kickboxing gym. But hey, if it looks scary and it's in Russia, it’s probably got something to do with football, right?

    Read more here: https://www.rt.com/uk/426596-sun-scary-russian-ultras-boogie-photos/
     
  2. HonestJoe

    HonestJoe Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    The Sun is scum not worthy to be called a newspaper. That said, football violence is a real issue in Russia and is a valid concern for the World Cup. Football violence is a real issue in a number of countries (including the UK) so travelling thugs is a valid concern too. Don’t let your efforts to counter spin just spin it back in the opposite direction.
     
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    Lol...The context for the photos of the Russian kids being taught how to kick and punch visiting fans is very plain and no amount of turd polishing will change that. The thugs are at it again.
    And you are trying to distract from the reality that the Russian thugs are eager to rumble with the British hooligans.
     
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    The American team inexcusably failed to qualify. I don't care what happens with the World Cup.
     
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    I'm sure the Russian government will have a better handle on the traditional violence than other nations, knowing how the British tabloids will be looking for just about anything to bash Russia and hurt it economically. It reminds me of all the propaganda before the Olympic Games at Socchi, and how they tried to make foreigners fearful of terrorist attacks - which of course never occurred thanks to Kadyrov and the Russian military.

    Russia had given the construction of Socchi to Turkish firms, and the tabloids did find a few ridiculous things to publicize. There was a nefarious reason for doing it though. Since most of the hotels and apartments were paid for by the oligarchs as well as the infrastructure to accommodate them, Washington felt that if they failed to get a return they would overthrow Vladimir Putin.

    What they didn't realize is that Russia is not the US, and that the oligarchs do not control Vladimir Putin. His power and support comes from the people and the Intelligence Agencies. Now even I could have told them that.

    Later on the athletes raved about the accommodations, but it's understandable, since Socchi was rebuilt as a major world resort. The accommodations unlike those of other games, were built to be permanent structures that could be rented or sold later on.
     
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    There is no way the Russian government will feed the Western propaganda outlets by allowing any Russia thuggery. More than likely, the foreign fans will be given gifts. Make a bit? Problem is though, the truth will never be printed in the MSM.
     

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